Fife Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)
Sands is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.
The death of a baby is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted.
It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope. At Sands there are people who understand what it's like because many of us have been through this experience ourselves, and we are here to help, offer support and provide information when you need it.
You may not want anything from us right away. We are here to help whenever you feel you need it. That may be now or in a few weeks months or even years.
Latest News (from our blog)
Posted on - 12.29.16
We understand how difficult this time of year is for bereaved families, and hope Christmas Day passed peacefully for you all.
If you’d like to talk to one of our volunteer befrienders, in Fife, our number is 0845 528 0322. As we are volunteers, we may not be able to answer your call. So if you are asked to leave a voicemail message, please give us your contact information and a member of Fife Sands will be in touch.
The national Sands helpline is also open over the New Year period as follows, including the evening of Hogmanay:
– Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December – normal helpline hours 9.30am – 5.30pm
– Saturday 31st December – 7pm – 12 midnight
– Sunday 1st January – 10am – 3pm
– Monday 2nd January – 10am – 3pm
– Tuesday 3rd January – normal helpline hours resume (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm; and Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6pm to 10pm).
Our next support meeting will then be held on Monday 23rd January at Evans Easyspace, John Smith Business Park, 1 Begg Road, Kirkcaldy.The meeting starts at 7.30pm until 9pm. Befrienders will be available from 7pm.
If this is your first time, please do not hesitate to get in touch. There will be someone at the front door to welcome you.
Posted on - 11.04.16
We now have a new contact email address for the group. If you need to get in touch with us, please use the following:
Posted on - 09.25.16
The next Support Group will be held on Monday 26th September at Evans Easyspace, John Smith Business Park, 1 Begg Road, Kirkcaldy. (more…)
Posted on - 09.15.16
We are currently experiencing technical issues with our email system. If you need to contact us, please can you send a personal message via Facebook. We are trying to resolve this matter.
Posted on - 09.13.16
Just to let you know that the next pregnancy support meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd September at 7.15pm (more…)
Posted on - 06.30.16
Fife Sands Committee are aware of the distress that many of our members are feeling following the publication of the National Cremation Investigation Report. (more…)
Posted on - 04.22.16
Following the AGM that took place on 14th April 2016, the following people were elected into office bearer posts (more…)
Posted on - 07.23.15
Fife Sands have received a donation in the name of Ruby Mahey. Thank you very much for your support.
Posted on - 07.20.15
Fife Sands rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters to fund the vital work we do. Your generosity will help bereaved families across Fife and it is very much appreciated. (more…)
Posted on - 06.15.15
Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s balloon release in memory of all our babies briefly known, forever loved